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Degree apprenticeship entry requirements

Check your eligibility and the evidence required

Entry requirements

Before you apply for a degree apprenticeship, you need to check you’ll meet the entry requirements and that you're eligible to apply. Entry requirements outline what qualifications and grades you need before you start your course. This includes any subjects you need to study, where relevant.

Although you don't apply for degree apprenticeships through UCAS, we use the UCAS Tariff point system to show entry requirements for most degree apprenticeship courses. You can see the entry requirements for our degree apprenticeships on the relevant course pages. Most need 112–120 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A levels (or equivalent), plus at least 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above including English and Mathematics. We also accept Level 2 Functional skills in English and Mathematics instead of GCSEs. You can work out how many points are awarded to qualifications using the . If your qualifications aren't covered by the UCAS calculator, contact us.

You'll need to provide evidence of your previous qualifications (including GCSEs) before you start your apprenticeship. If you don’t have this evidence, please let us know as soon as possible after you apply.

What if you don't meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t have 3 A levels, we can take other qualifications (such as AS levels) and work experience into account, on some courses.

If you don’t have 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above including English and Mathematics, you could get these through our partner provider, Fareport Training during your degree apprenticeship. To arrange this, we’ll share your name, email address and qualifications with Fareport after you apply. We’ll share your data securely and it won’t be used for anything else.

Non-UK qualifications

If you have any non-UK qualifications, you’ll need to submit a Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC as part of your application. You’ll need to pay UK NARIC a small fee for this. Find out more on the .


To do a degree apprenticeship, you need to be employed and have lived in the EEA for 3 years (England is in the EEA) at the start of your apprenticeship. You must also have the right to work in the UK.

You'll need to have a plan for your apprenticeship, which shows you'll be working regularly and spending at least 50% of your working hours in England.

We'll check to make sure you're eligible before you start your degree apprenticeship, and may ask for proof of your right to work in the UK.

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